When comparing SearchStax vs Swiftype, the Slant community recommends Swiftype for most people. In the question“What are the best hosted Search Engine as a Service providers?” Swiftype is ranked 4th while SearchStax is ranked 10th. The most important reason people chose Swiftype is:
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Pro Multi-Cloud (Available on all major public cloud providers)
Pro Includes comprehensive Solr monitoring
Pro Includes search analytics
Provides real-time feedback and insights to developers.
Pro Dedicated clusters
Gain full performance by utilizing VM offerings of underlying cloud providers.
Pro Easy setup
Developers can setup their environment using automation with client of a few buttons.
Pro Support available anytime
Pro Based on open source
Pro Available across the globe
Pro Fully dedicated VM's
All VM compute, memory, and SSD resources are dedicated to my application unlike others.
Pro Private cloud capable (available)
Can utilize private clouds within public clouds e.g. can leverage private clouds on Microsoft Azure via VNet and VNet Peering for higher security and performance.
Pro Easy & fast deployment
Pro Real-Time Analytics
Built-in search analytics give you live insight into what your users are looking for.
Pro Custom result ranking
Drag-and-drop default results to re-order them. Changes are instantly reflected on website.
Pro Android & iOS support
Swiftype offers full integration with both Android and iOS SDK's
Pro Third Party Compatibility
Swiftype integrates with all major third party platforms, offering a Shopify App, Magento Extension, and WordPress Plugin, with more to come. Swiftype also provides tutorials for adding Swiftype to Tumblr, Jimdo, Heroku, Weebly, Tumblr, CloudFlare, WebStarts and Desk.com. They also have questions dealing with fixes for WooCommerce, how to add Swiftype to any CMS (such as Drupal or Jekyll) and searching across content types (like WordPress using GoDaddy Shopping Cart)
Pro WordPress plugin
Swiftype offers a WordPress plugin for easy integration.
Pro Multiple client libraries
Swiftype has client libraries for Python, Ruby, node.JS, Java, PHP, a search and a separate autocomplete library for jQuery, an iOS SDK, and an Android SDK.
Price starts at $300/month.